Cops get CCTV footage of man who drove off with toddler

Cops get CCTV footage of man who drove off with toddler
PHOTO: The New Paper

SHAH ALAM - Police have obtained closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the man who abducted a baby girl after stealing the car she was in at SS16, Subang Jaya, last Saturday.

However, the stolen car was too far from the petrol station camera, making it difficult for the police to make a solid identification.

In the video, the suspect drove the stolen car to the back of the station in Glenmarie shortly after the vehicle was reported missing near the Subang Parade shopping mall.

A man got out of the driver's seat and carried the 14-month-old baby girl in her babyseat and left her by the roadside.

The suspect then got back into the vehicle and drove off.

The toddler was found by a station staff after her cries were heard. She was uninjured.

Subang Jaya acting deputy OCPD Deputy Supt Azman Shariat said the police believed the man in the video was the sole perpetrator of the crime and were working on tracking down the car.

"We believe this is a car theft case rather than an abduction. Perhaps he drove away without realising the child was in it," he said.

The girl's 25-year-old father had parked his wife's car in front of a restaurant near the shopping mall and left her in the car with the engine running to call his wife.

An unidentified man then got into the vehicle and drove it off at about 10pm on Saturday, with the child still inside.

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